This year’s NFL Draft may be the best of recent years when contemplating the level of talent at the cornerback positionwell as the, as well as the abundance of it. Lamarcus Joyner, Darqueze Dennard, Bradley Roby, and Kyle Fuller are just a few prospects that show the versatility of perimeter defenders in the 2014 Class. Click Here to see the rest of the best.
There is an understanding in the football world. That understanding is that when picking a player in the first round, a franchise feels that player gives them the best to progress as a team. Whether immediately or in the future. Speaking that the Cincinnati Bengals are coming off their third consecutive first round playoff exit, it is safe to say this team needs a player who will not only produce right a way, but one that will significantly improve the teams chances of winning on any given Sunday. Simply put, the future is now.
We always say, “defense wins championships.” And though the Cincinnati Bengals had one of the best defensive units in 2013, their defense lacked the one element that could truly make them Elite. That element being a great one-on-one cornerback. If Cincinnati does elect to address this in the first, the guy that makes the most sense would be Bradley Roby, from The Ohio State University.
Roby is one of the best corners in the draft. His large hands, big hits, and ability to stay connected to receivers are the three main factors in the 2012 second team All-American being on most first round draft boards.